Incarceration By Abstraction may prove to be the final Flying Luttenbachers album and it is a singular landmark in the field dissonant, modern rock complexity. Melding the approaches and innovations of previous releases like Infection and Decline, Systems Emerge, The Void and Cataclysm, this release reaches a highpoint of deadly rhythmic thrust, alien harmony and structural density. There is little more to be said - this album must be experienced to be believed. LIMTED TO 500 COPIES - like Cataclysm, this disc may never be re-pressed, so don't be an idiot: support the band and buy this release before it's too late. Join the Flying Luttenbachers army today and prepare for infinity.
Bruce Lee Gallanter of Downtown Music Gallery said this:
"The Flying Luttenbachers has been long led by Weasel Walter and has had a long and thorny history. Members have included Hal Russell, Ken Vandermark, Mick Barr and loads of other musicians from varied paths. Originally planned to be performed by Mick Barr and/or Ed Rodriguez, Weasel Walter ended up playing almost everything: guitars, basses, mellotron, organ, clarinet, electronics and drums, with guests Jonathan Joe and Aurora Josephson (from Henry Kaiser's recent Ayler project disc) on vocals. The Flying Luttenbachers have more than a dozen discs and each one is different in sound and personnel. Their direction in recent years has been a unique blend of progressive, math rock and free noise that is astonishingly tight, well-played and complex. It is hard to believe that Weasel Walter played jut about every instrument here, but this is the amazing truth. "Assault on Apathy" is an explosive post-Beefheartian, bent-rock masterwork. I dig the way Weasel sets a few layers of interlocking rhythms and complex parts together, while both guitars play their intricate riffs together, the keyboard and drums answer with more layers of complex lines. What is most amazing is how much work must have gone into both the writing and playing of these super complex pieces. Some of this reminds me of The Ruins with their over-the-top complex Magma -like assault. This sounds closer to prog/metal than any sort of jazz influence consistently astonishing throughout."